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President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum reopens from August 16

The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi will reopen for visitors from August 16 after the temporary closure for annual maintenance and renovation in 2018, according to the mausoleum’s Management Board. Volunteers of the Red Journey, a blood donation campaign, pay respect to President Ho Chi Minh at the mausoleum In its statement, the ... Read More »

Proposal to raise emissions standards for cars

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam Register, under the Ministry of Transport, has proposed raising the emission standards for cars to level 2 in order to minimise the increasing environmental pollution in the country. Vietnam Register has proposed raising the emissions standards for cars to level 2 in order to minimise increasing environmental pollution. — Photo vov.vn The department has completed and ... Read More »

Houses damaged by Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway construction

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of houses along the Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway are being damaged by construction on the road. Although the road is due to open in September, many parts remain under construction. — Photo zing.vn In Tinh Ha Commune, Son Tinh District in Quang Ngai Province, more than 250 homes had been affected by the highway. ... Read More »

Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities

VietNamNet Bridge – Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities.  Born and raised in a poor family in the southern province of Dong Nai, she contracted polio when she was two-and-a-half years old. In addition to her sickness, she was rejected from jobs solely because of her disability and experienced widespread discrimination from society at large. Iron ... Read More »

Back to school season means disease risk

VietNamNet Bridge – Students face several diseases at the beginning of the new school year, such as dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth disease, measles and flu, so epidemic prevention efforts should be strengthened, health experts warned. Students wash their hands before going to class in the southern province of Ben Tre. Health experts believe that it is an effective way to prevent ... Read More »

Dong Thap to release floodwater into rice fields

VietNamNet Bridge – The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap plans to release flood water into more than 81,000 hectares of rice fields between August and October to enrich the soil with sediment. Farmers in the Mekong Delta’s province of Dong Thap take advantage of the flooding season to breed fish, shrimp and other aquatic species and grow ... Read More »

HCM City building management board head arrested for deadly fire

Head of the Carina Plaza Building management board, Nguyen Quoc Tuan, has just been arrested and prosecuted for violating fire regulations. A deadly fire breaks out at Carina Plaza Building in HCM City in March Tuan, 33, was detained on Wednesday evening following police investigations into the deadly blaze in this residential complex which killed 13 people. According to a ... Read More »

Hanoi poised to be a megacity

With its administrative boundaries expanded on August 1, 2008, Hanoi became the 17th largest capital city in the world with over 3,300 square kilometers. Hanoi is ranked among the ten most dynamic cities in the world and promises to become a megacity in the future. This shows that the confidence of domestic and foreign investors in Hanoi’s business environment is ... Read More »

Hoi An river dyke takes its cue from nature

VietNamNet Bridge – Floods are a growing problem across the country. Inspired by the diversity of forests, a natural dyke project near Hoi An shows one solution. Cong Thanh reports. A soil dyke section in Triem Tay Village of Quang Nam Province is covered by native grass to prevent erosion during the flood season. — Photo courtesy of An Nhien ... Read More »

Chinese men arrested for Quang Ninh petrol station theft

Two Chinese men have been arrested after attacking a female staff member in an attempted theft at a petrol station in the northern province of Quang Ninh. One of the Chinese men, Ding Ning Shan, at the police station Ding Shi Jie at the police station At around 10 pm on August 7, after fishing the working shift at the ... Read More »